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Rainier Multiple Use Trail


 At first glance, this trail may appear to be just sidewalks but just south of the downtown area it becomes a "real" trail leading away from roads through the woods. It follows the former railroad corridor through the historic Issaquah downtown area and encompasses some of the City’s many historic buildings and recreational opportunities, including the Issaquah Visitor Information Center, the Issaquah Depot, Art-in-the Park, Senior Center, and the Issaquah Community Center. The trail is paved from Gilman Blvd. to 2nd Street, then becomes a dirt trail that leads around behind Issaquah High School and comes out on a dirt road. After a short time the trail continues as a dirt/ gravel trail up to the trailhead off Sunset Way, where all but the most seasoned mountain biker will likely want to walk the bike down a short but steep slope.
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Location: King County
City(s): Issaquah, WA
Length: 2.6 miles.  

Popularity:
 Rather
Elevation: Gilman to Sunset
     Gain  150
     Loss
  10
Facilities Trail Condition  
Drinking Water:  No
Restrooms:  No
Benches:  Yes
Picnic Tables:  Yes
Surface Type:  Mixed
Surface Quality:  8
Scenery:  7
Lighting: 1
Ratings:

0 = none/ the worst
5 = average
10 = excellent


Website: http://www.ci.issaquah.wa.us/Page.asp?NavID=964
Maps:
Bicycle Issaquah Map
Issaquah Trails Map
Trail summary
Connections:
1. Connects to the East Lake Sammamish Trail at Gilman Blvd
2. Connects to the Maple-Juniper Trail at Gilman Blvd
3. Connects to Tiger Mountain trails

Directions: The trail starts at Rainier Ave and Gilman Blvd, following a sidewalk on the east side of Rainier. The other end is off Sunset Way near the I-90 interchange. A large gate that says "Tradition Plateau" marks that trailhead.
 

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